Seasonal Hair Changes: A Sign of the Times and a Common Cause of Hair Loss

2021-05-14T05:10:52+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Wellness|

Have you noticed increased shedding on your hairbrush or floor lately? It may be more pronounced when you’re showering or just a subtle change when you part or do your hair. Alopecia is the partial (hair thinning) or complete (baldness) absence of hair from anywhere on the body where it normally grows; the condition can [...]

Oral Allergy Syndrome: A common but poorly understood type of “food allergy”

2021-03-15T19:14:58+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips|

That new or worsening allergic tickle or itch in your mouth after eating things like avocado, apple, Indian food, or even drinking high-quality nut milk is definitely not in your imagination. You may have started avoiding these foods and others entirely to avoid the uncomfortable symptoms and distress that it could spread further.     Oral Allergy [...]

Neurotransmitter Balance: Effects of Brain Chemistry on Mood & Health

2020-10-13T16:52:29+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Have you ever wondered if there is a biochemical reason for the way you feel or the kinds of health problems you experience? Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers in the nervous system; they include serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine (noradrenaline), acetylcholine, glutamate, and gamma-aminobutyric acid a.k.a. GABA. There are over 100 different kinds of neurotransmitters in your [...]

Part I – Strengthening Your 1st Line of Immune Defence

2020-10-13T15:53:28+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

What to make the most of your existing natural defenses against colds, flus, and other respiratory illnesses? Look no further than your own reflection; the state of your skin and mucous membranes. If your hands, nose, or throat are feeling dry, replenish the lost moisture stat before an invading pathogen makes it across the [...]

Antioxidants You Should Know About

2020-09-21T14:17:17+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

To truly appreciate the value of antioxidants, you first need to understand why you need them. Oxidation is the chemical process that causes oil to turn rancid and metal to rust. Unfortunately, your body is also susceptible to oxidative stress and damage. Oxygen is a necessary evil and creates harmful by-products Oxygen is essential [...]

Immune System Benefits of Liver Detoxification

2020-09-21T14:17:12+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Are you looking for additional ways to boost your immune system? Liver detoxification is the ultimate naturopathic approach to maintaining immune health and offers many additional benefits for your body. Although other interventions like taking herbal home remedies and immune supporting supplements also have their place (when taken at the right time; in the [...]

Digital Detox: How Everyone Can Benefit From Hitting the Breaker Box

2020-08-17T17:06:08+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Have you ever wondered whether what stands between you and more optimal health is within your control? Literally, your digits (fingertips) are how you interface with the digital word. With a tap of a button or a flip of a switch, some people feel instantly better—this is known as electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome (EHS). We [...]

Heavy Metal Toxicity: A Hidden Source of Hormone Disruption

2020-07-27T20:35:02+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Are you aware of your environmental toxin exposure? What comes to mind when you hear the words ‘heavy metals’? No one living in the modern world is immune to toxins, including heavy metals. While heavy metals are naturally found in the Earth’s crust, most human exposure is through environmental contamination from a combination of [...]

Managing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome the Natural Way

2020-07-15T17:55:31+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Are you a woman that has irregular heavy bleeding or even absent periods? One common cause of absent menstruation (amenorrhea) is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). PCOS impairs ovulation and causes infertility amongst a slew of other physical symptoms, which can affect how a woman looks and feels about herself. While there is no cure, [...]

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